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Mate Cup on Saucer

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Collected: Chile
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in. (17.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2003.50.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Ann Krotzer
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Mate Cup on Saucer, late 19th century. Silver, 7 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in. (17.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Ann Krotzer, 2003.50.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 2003.50.1_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A globular silver mate cup with floral decoration both free-standing and applied. A peacock-like bird adorns the rim on two sides. The stemmed mate cup rests on a three-footed tray with upside-down flowers in pots used for the feet, and a decorative leaf-like design around the rim. Three of the free-standing floral surrounds remain, one has broken off.
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